Distinguished Lecturer Series
The Distinguished Lecturer Series seeks to provide a venue for faculty and students working on various areas of antiquity to explore common interests. The Program normally invites two major scholars a year whose interests cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. The scholars are chosen by a formal nomination process from the faculty. For the process, each nomination shall be a co-nomination by faculty members from at least two different departments. The lectures are of broad interest to students and faculty members. Each visitor will present a public lecture and meet with interested students and faculty during his or her visit.
Distinguished Lecturers (2014-2015 academic year)
UCLA, Joan Silsbee Chair of African Cultural Archaeology and Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Digital Humanities
Spetember 25, 5 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 331
Topic: Virtual Visits and Real-time Cultural Heritage Preservation: digital research and representations of ancient buildings and landscapes
This semester's distinguished lecturer Willeke Wendrich will also be giving a lectcture on Friday September 26 sponsored by NELC and the African Studies Program.
Topic: Egypt in Africa: ancient and modern views, biases and interpretations.
Location: 1:30pm Woodburn Hall
Columbia, William R. Shepherd Professor of History
April 2, 5 p.m.
Kirkwood Hall 203
Topic: Understanding Roman Money: Problems, Solutions, and More Problems
Past Distinguished Lecturers:
- Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
- Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College)
- Susan E. Alcock (University of Michigan)
- Shadi Bartsch (University of Chicago)
- Mary T. Boatwright (Duke)
- Glen W. Bowersock (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
- Alan Cameron (Columbia)
- John Dillon (Trinity College, Dublin)
- Katherine Dunbabin (McMaster)
- Robin Lane Fox (Oxford)
- Christopher Gill (University of Exeter, UK)
- Maud Gleason (Berkeley)
- Fritz Graf (Ohio State University)
- A. A. Long (Berkeley)
- Joseph Manning (Yale)
- Ian Morris (Stanford)
- Josiah Ober (Stanford University)
- James Porter (California, Irvine)
- Richard Saller (Standford)
- Brent Shaw (Princeton)
- Lawrence Stager (Harvard
- Raymond Van Dam (Michigan)
- Heinrich von Staden (Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton)